Lamani New River Boat Tour

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Background Information

Lamanai New River Boat Tour

The day tour starts at 6:30am from San Ignacio with a two-hour drive along the Western and Northern Highways of Belize, relax and enjoy the ride and views of local village life, farmland and glimpses of the Mayan Mountains.

After arriving at Carmelita Village in the Orange Walk District, guests will board a river boat and embark on a picturesque boat ride along the New River to the Lamanai Mayan Site. During the boat excursion guests will have the opportunity to see wildlife and flora. Be sure to take your binoculars, you guide will point out birds such as black hawk, jabiru Storks and falcons and trees, orchids, monkeys and crocodiles sunbathing on the river banks. 


There is a short jungle hike of 1.5 mile to reach the site which is nested in the lush rainforest. On foot you will explore plazas and temples and learn about the history of Lamanai Mayan Ruin. Lamanai features the third tallest Maya structure in Belize called High Temple which is 33meters tall and offers a panoramic view from its summit. Guests will explore unique temples such as the Lagoon and Jaguar Temple.

 The site itself hosts a family of howler monkeys and wildlife which can be seen on site. Before the Lamanai tour, guests can visit a small museum of Mayan artifacts. 

Before heading back to San Ignacio, you will enjoy a delicious Belizean cuisine and more sightseeing in the rainforest.

About Tour

Opening Hours: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Estimated time of Tour: Approximately 9 hours
Minimum Requirements: Two persons

(f you would like to combine this tour with a tour listed on our website, please contact us at

Meeting/Pick Ups

We offer free pick up with in town limits of San Ignacio & Santa Elena. Additional cost may be required for pick ups that are not with in town limits. Please contact us at if you are not sure of your pick up location. 

  • Hotel
  • Office
  • Aiport/ Water Taxi

Tour Package Includes

  • Tour of Lamanai & New River Boat Ride
  • Admission fee
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch (Dietary restrictions can be accommodated)

What to Bring

  • Sun screen & Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Water & Snack
  • Camera

What to Wear

Belize year round has hot and humid temperatures. If you are unsure of what the weather might be like when you are visiting, a good recommendation is:

  • Comfortable of Dry Fit clothing 
  • Sturdy walking shoe